COPPERAS COVE Sitting in the living room of their single-level brick home a quarter of a mile from the nearest paved road in 1997, Robert Griffin III and his father watched in awe as John Elway built his legend 1,300 miles away in Qualcomm Stadium.
Scrambling to his right on a third-and-6 from the 12-yard line, the 38-year-old Denver Broncos quarterback took off for the first-down marker as Green Bay safety LeRoy Butler went in for the kill. Absorbing the shot, Elway helicoptered into the air before landing safely inside the 5-yard line. Jumping to his feet, the quarterback pointed to the Broncos' sideline. Two plays later, Denver tailback Terrell Davis barreled into the end zone for the 1-yard touchdown, celebrating with his signature Mile High salute. The Broncos' 31-24 victory in Super Bowl XXXII was the defining moment in Elway's legendary Hall of Fame career.
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